|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Bonby Lodge (TA026169)|
|To:||Waterside, Barton-upon-Humber (TA026234)|
|Distance:||4.3 miles (6.9 km)|
|Meets:||B1206, A1077, river front|
|Route outline (key)|
The B1218 starts at the Bonby Lodge junction with the A15 although it does not actually meet that road any longer as it starts on the mainline of the B1206 (which acts as the slip roads on this occasion). When the B1206 has to TOTSO (taking the original route of the A15 with it) the B1218 continues north.
This first section of B1218 had to be rebuilt in the 1970s when the A15 was constructed on top of its original line. However, it soon crosses that road and enters Barton-upon-Humber. It meets the A1077 and multiplexes with it for a short distance west before regaining its number and continuing north. Between here and the railway station is a short one-way system with southbound traffic using the original route of the B1218 and northbound traffic using the road one block west.
The B1218 continues through Barton, making a beeline for the River Humber. It passes the entrance to a car park before becoming S1 and then continuing about another hundred yards to the river front. If ever a place could be described as the end of the road, this is it! Presumably a ferry once left from here, although the car ferry left from New Holland further downstream; its replacement, the Humber Bridge, is just to the left.